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All Week All Live All On Radio 1 October 25th - November 1st 2002
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The Bays in session for John Peel
Updated 09 Oct

Gary Originating from one-off live gig in November 1999, this 'improvisation band' project has grown from pub gigs into a festival phenomenon. For details of gigs see their official website (link below).

The band have no studio album and have no immediate intention of releasing one. Their stunning Peel session earned extended encores.
Thanks to Tom Oldham for shooting and editing the video.

The Bays - please pause to admire their lovely cable trunk
Hear or Watch the Bays Session

Watch the video Click here to listen 'Main Set - 45 mins'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 1'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 2 pt 1'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 2 pt 2'


The 'semi-legendary' Andy Gangadeen

The Bays bring a daring approach to their performance - improvising live without a safety net. If you want to try this at home we recommend using a semi-legendary session veteran on drums such as Andy Gangadeen. And don't forget to ask an adults permission...


Nick Cohen, how low can you go?



Nick Cohen is the other half of the rhythm section. His empathy with Andy is clearly demonstrated by his choice of hat, which our audience were perfectly positioned to observe...
Simon Smugg: CD scratching & fx


Simon Smugg on CD scratching and FX. If you're not sure what that means, listen to the audio - there's a hail of voices and atmospherics in the noble traditions of Holger Czukay and the Byrne/Eno 'Bush of Ghosts'
Jamie 'Rick Wakeman' Odell:  keyboards & fx - 'Hope you like our new direction...'


Heh heh. Jamie Odell on keyboards. It would be so unfair to mention Rick Wakeman at this point. As unfair as debuting a Jazz Odyssey in front of a festival crowd...




Richard 'Yes THE Richard Barbieri' Barbieri:  synths



Richard Barbieri is a veteran of David Sylvian-fronted band 'Japan' (see BBC Music Online), with his own long record of production and session work. He joined the Bays for this session, and brought some very cool gear with him - see below...




Hmmm, interesting LFO parameters...

If you want to try being Richard Barbieri at home, just get one of these and set the knobs just so...

Watch or Listen Online
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Main Set - 45 mins'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 1'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 2 pt 1'
Watch the video Click here to listen 'Encore 2 pt 2'






Also Recommended
BBCi Collective - The Bays @ The Big Chill
Official Bays Website
Smugg Records Website
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